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Friday, February 10, 2012

Hindsight is 20/20

In retrospect, it might not have been such a good idea to teach the kids about sharks just two weeks before we go to Alabama.

After school today, Aidan came up with the following treatise:

1. Don’t carry any dead fish in water.
2. Stay out of water early in morning and early evening. (Swim in the heat of day.)
3. Stay out of dark, murky water. (Swim in clear water.)
4. Don’t wear bright colors that are contrasting. (Especially contrasting colors.)
5. Don’t swim near a steep drop off.
6. Never provoke a shark. (Don’t poke or touch it.)
7. If you see a shark stay calm. (Don’t make any rapid movements.)
8. Swim calmly and in rhythm toward land or a boat.
9. Always keep the shark in sight, look directly at it (sharks often attack when not seen)

(If all else fails fight the shark, do anything)

I then found him passionately instructing his three youngest siblings on how to avoid being attacked by a shark. This is going to be an interesting vacation!

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